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Brought to life

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Amazing ... check out the chinese/Philapino chick :shock:

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My criticism would be that it's very similar to making a movie from a book. While reading your imagination and cultural background are at work, you interpret hints from the text, weave in tracks from other works or your life experience, &c. The cinematographic version flattens all that for a mostly visual take (which you interpret too, of course, but a lot of dimensions are lost), especially if it has to abide by Hollywoodean/pop cultural aesthetics (and the cash imperatives – it has to please).

I see the exactly same principles at work here: reduce the historical hapax, that unique painting or photograph in all its, sometimes nearly inscrutable, density, strangeness and hidden context to a familiar and comforting "guy/gal next door" look; also behavior as it's animated: please smile for the camera. It's like expurgating "difficult" or "offensive" words from a classic while simplifying the plot.

TL; DR: how would they look today? misses the point.
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Different point maybe.
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